Middleton to appear in Community Stars book

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Debra Middleton

Debra Middleton, a family health nurse practitioner with Cooperstown Medical Center in Cooperstown, will appear in the 2019 Community Stars book available in hard copy and on the website on National Rural Health Day, Nov. 21.

Every year on the third Thursday of November, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health leads National Rural Health Day, an annual day of recognition for those who serve the health needs of nearly 60 million people residing in America’s rural communities. The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health is the member organization serving all 50 State Offices of Rural Health (SORH). North Dakota’s SORH is headquartered at the Center for Rural Health at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine & Health Sciences in Grand Forks.

In 2015, the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health asked each SORH to nominate hospital and emergency first responder teams, community health, and volunteer service heroes on the front lines of rural health who were making a positive impact on rural lives. Soon after the stories started coming, the book of National Rural Health Day Community Stars was published.

“Middleton’s dedication and commitment to Cooperstown Medical Center and the well-being of her community makes her worthy of the 2019 NOSORH Community Star recognition,” said Lynette Dickson, associate director of the CRH. “Debra is a shining example of a true North Dakota rural health leader.”

The CRH is designated as North Dakota’s SORH, a federal-state partnership that helps rural communities build their health care services through collaborations and initiatives with a wide range of partners across the state. SORHs provide support to rural hospitals, clinics, and first responders in several ways, including technical assistance, funding that supports workforce development, population health management, quality improvement initiatives, and more.

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